British soap opera pioneer Hazel Adair, who helped create Crossroads, Compact and the UK's first daily soap Sixpenny Corner, has passed away at age 95. She created Crossroads with Peter Ling, based in a motel in the fictional village of King's Oak near Birmingham, in 1964 for ITV company ATV. It was watched by 18 million viewers in the 1970s, but was axed in the 1980s after 24 years on the air.
|Red Rock is coming to Amazon Prime.|
Amazon Prime has struck a deal to buy the rights for Red Rock, TV3’s garda soap. The deal, which is understood to be worth more than €1m, covers 80 episodes of the acclaimed serial, which launched in January this year. Under the agreement, the on-demand video service can show the episodes in the US over four years under its Amazon Original brand.
FOX to stop sharing same-day ratings with the media
"The same-day numbers also do not reflect how we monetize our content. Half of our TV ad inventory is sold on a C7 basis, and we monetize our content on digital platforms like FOX NOW and Hulu, and through TrueX sponsorships – none of which are included in Nielsen’s fast nationals." wrote Fox Television Group chairmen-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman in an internal memo.
One Life to Live alums Melissa and David Fumero expecting first child
Melissa and David Fumero (OLTL's Adriana and ex-Cristian), who wed in 2007, are expecting their first child. The mom-to-be, who currently stars on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, revealed the happy news on Instagram, sharing a pic with her husband and a group of friends that she captioned, "Amazing time at our surprise baby shower yesterday. Oh, PS - I'm pregnant."
Colton Haynes returning to Arrow as Roy
“We are beyond thrilled that Colton will be returning to Arrow this season,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “It was always our intention to have him return following his departure last season, but it was a matter of finding the right storyline to pull it off. That opportunity presented itself in Episode 412, and we can’t wait for the fans to see this reunion."
The CW is develop cryogenic drama, Cry
Cry, a drama about the prospect of eternal life via cryogenic preservation, comes from Paulist Productions, a Catholic media company.
Lost In Space TV remake in the works at Netflix
The new Lost in Space is described as an epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds.
The View hosts keep apologizing after making controversial comments
“One of my friends said to me yesterday, The View has become, ‘We didn’t really mean it! We’re sorry! We didn’t mean to say it like that!'” Joy Behar said on Friday’s show, “We need to stop saying that.”
Tyra Banks daytime talk show FABLife after just two months
"I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company's other entertainment ventures. I will, however, continue to support the growth and success of FABLife and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show," Banks said in her statement.